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U.S. Signs the Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreement with Mexico

Mexico United States U.S. Signs the Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreement with Mexico

Tacked onto the bipartisan budget, the U.S. Congress passed the long-awaited Transboundary Hydrocarbon Agreement with Mexico. Signed in 2012 by then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Foreign Minister Patricia...

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Discussing Mexico at the Texas Book Festival

Mexico United States Discussing Mexico at the Texas Book Festival

This past Sunday I was in Austin, Texas at the Texas Book Festival. I had the honor of moderating a panel about two great books on Mexico, Ricardo Ainslie’s The...

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Investment is Vital on the Long and Potholed Path to Prosperity

Mexico Investment is Vital on the Long and Potholed Path to Prosperity

Mexico faces many challenges in improving its overall competitiveness. In an opinion column in today’s Financial Times, I argue that investing in the country’s infrastructure will be a vital step...

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Plagued by Crime, Mexico Creates New Police Force

Mexico Plagued by Crime, Mexico Creates New Police Force

Since entering Los Pinos last year, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has wasted no time in pushing some of Mexico’s most-needed economic reforms through Congress, but the same has not...

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Mexico Makes It

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Four tons of cocaine confiscated by U.S. authorities off the California coast; 35 bodies dumped by the side of a busy Veracruz highway in broad daylight; an attack by gunmen...

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Mexico’s Congressional Agenda for 2013

Mexico Mexico’s Congressional Agenda for 2013

With Enrique Peña Nieto’s first congressional session just starting, expectations are high. Between now and April 30th, when the sixty-second Congress will adjourn, many hope the administration will tackle the...

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Mexico's Democratic Malaise

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During Mexico’s 2012 presidential election, many political pundits voiced their fears that the PRI’s return would bring a resurgence of the country’s less democratic past. According to new polling data...

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Calderón’s Presidency by the Numbers

Mexico Calderón’s Presidency by the Numbers

As President Calderón’s sexenio wraps up tomorrow, he will leave office with a mixed legacy. Many have presented interesting analyses of his policies, but this post looks at concrete numbers—development...

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Mexico Isn't a Gangland Gunbattle

Mexico United States Mexico Isn't a Gangland Gunbattle

Mexico’s incoming president, Enrique Peña Nieto, will meet with President Obama in Washington, DC this week to discuss some of the challenges and opportunities for the two countries. But perhaps...

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President Felipe Calderón Discusses Mexico’s Future

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This morning, CFR hosted Mexico’s president Felipe Calderón in its Washington D.C. office for a brief presentation and question and answer session (you can read the transcript here). The conversation...

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